Elizabeth kenny

Elizabeth Kenny Personal Life

By stmew
  • Elizabeth Kenny - Birth

    Elizabeth Kenny - Birth
    Elizabeth Kenny was born on the 20th of September, 1880. She was born in a small town in Northern New South Wales called Warialda.
  • Elizabeth has her 1st encounter of Polio

    When Elizabeth was a bush nurse, she found a very sick little girl about the age of 5, the girl could hardly move! Elizabeth hadn't seen anything like this, so she called on Dr. Aeneas McDonell. Aeneas said that it was a disease and it was called infantile paralysis ( Otherwise called Polio for short ) . The doctor also said that there was only 1 cure by putting splints on their legsand/or use a cane to travel around everywhere. So from Elizabeth's researching and hard work she found a knew cure
  • Kenny Opened A Clinic In Townsville

    Elizabeth opened a clinic in Townsville, where she treated and cured many patients while teaching the method to other nurses.
  • The State Government Opened a Kenny Clinic

    In 1934 the State Government opened a Kenny Clinic in Brisbane.
  • Kenny Demonstrated In Her Method In Brisbane

    Elizabeth demonstrated the method to doctors in Brisbane and they called her a fraud. They called her a fraud because they thought that the method that she used to cure polio is not very good. When she demonstrated the method in Britain, she received better results and doctors and hospitals were enthusiastic, numerous Kenny Clinics were opened.
  • The Royal Commission decided against Kenny

    In 1938 The Royal Commission decided against Elizabeth, but she still ahd firm support of the Queensland.
  • N.F.I.P endorsed Kenny's treatment

    In 1940, in the U.S.A and Canada The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis endorsed Kenny's treatment. Kenny Clinics opened across the U.S.A and Canada. 7000 American patients were treated successfully.
  • The United States Congress passed a special Act

    In 1950, the United States Congress passed a special Act permitting Sister Kenny to enter and leave the country whenever she wished without a passport or a visa. This privilige had only been granted only once before to a French general who had assisted the U.S.A during the War Of Independance.
  • Elizabeth Kenny's Death

    Elizabeth Kenny died on the 30th of November, 1952. She died of complications of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease occurswhen certain nerve cells in apart of the brain called the substantia nigra die or become impaired. She was 72 when she died. She was buried beside her mother in Nobby Cemetry, Toowoomba.